Many celebrities took to the Internet on Monday in response to the Boston Marathon tragedy, but it was comedian Patton Oswalt who seemed to strike the biggest chord.
On Monday, Oswalt took to Facebook to post his reaction to the bombings. His thoughtful and beautifully written message has been "liked" more than 260,000 times and shared nearly as much.
After noting the "darkness" of the tragedy, Oswalt wrote, "The vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We'd have eaten ourselves alive long ago." (Read the full post here.)
As he did in a tweet earlier in the day, Oswalt noted, "You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out."
He concluded on an uplifting note, stating, "So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will."
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You may not know Oswalt by name (or even by his face), but the 44-year-old comedian just happened to be the voice behind Remy in "Ratatouille" and also starred as nerd Spencer Olchin in "The King of Queens." And apparently he has a knack for writing, too.
A native of Virginia, Oswalt started out as a standup comic in the late '80s and got his big break in 1998 on "The King of Queens." His first starring role came after he left the show, in 2007's "Ratatouille." Four years later, he earned critical acclaim for his heartfelt performance as a former mean girl's bud in "Young Adult."
Oswalt currently has recurring roles on "Two and a Half Men" (as Billy Stanhope) and on "Justified" (in the role of Constable Bob Sweeney).